Alu Dumwala


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Alu dumwale is a popular north indian potato recipe wherein the aloo or potatoes are cooked with spices under pressure or dum. Kashmiri aalu dum is a traditional delicacy of potatoes cooked in a rich spicy gravy which is best paired with naan.

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Alu Dumwala recipe - How to make Alu Dumwala

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  1. Peel, wash and prick potatoes with a fork.
  2. Deep fry in moderate hot oil till the potatoes are golden brown in colour. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai and add the onion paste and saute on a high flame till the paste turns light brown in colour.
  4. Add cashewnut paste and beaten curds, mix well.
  5. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and saute for half a minute. Add red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, mix well and saute for a few seconds.
  6. Add the tomato puree and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  7. Add 2 ½ cups of water, mix well and bring it to a boil.
  8. Add fried potatoes, salt, mix well and reduce flame and add garam masala and kasoori methi.
  9. Cook on dum for 10 minutes on a slow flame.
  10. Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by sgambhir on 13 Aug 2011

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